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Stakes goal looms for Maher gelding

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Ciaron Maher will raise the bar for Cadre Du Noir after his Randwick win.

CADRE DU NOIR winning the Rmhc Sydney (Bm78) at Randwick in Australia.
CADRE DU NOIR winning the Rmhc Sydney (Bm78) at Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

Sparingly raced stayer Cadre Du Noir has set himself on a path to stakes races this spring with a gutsy performance at Randwick. 

Injuries have restricted the seven-year-old to just 14 starts and while he might not reach the heights he could have if sound, co-trainer Ciaron Maher still believes he has something to offer. 

Cadre Du Noir ($5 fav) took the first step on that path on Saturday, lumping topweight of 60kg to wear down leader So United ($7.50) and nail him by a half-neck in the RMHC Sydney Handciap (2400m) and Maher said there was improvement to come. 

"We did have quite a high opinion of Cadre Du Noir and we were hoping he could get back to his best," Maher said. 

"He is still a bit ring rusty, he was having a good blow after the race and James (McDonald) felt he was still on the up. 

"He is a horse that I feel is up to stakes level, country Cups or a Group 2 or 3. I don't think he is much higher than that." 

Maher felt the expertise of Sydney's premier jockey was the difference over the final 50m with the first two across the line streeting third placegetter Our Candidate ($6) by five lengths. 

The victory gave McDonald a race-to-race double after he partnered Bazooka to an overdue win in the Midway Handicap (1800m) and the top jockey said Cadre Du Noir did an outstanding job to chase down So United. 

"He did a good job to run down that leader because it wasn't stopping," McDonald said.


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Randwick

Saturday, 06th August 2022

3
12:30
(local)

Rmhc Sydney (Bm78)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: BM78
AUD $150,000
2400m TURF SOFT
3
12:30
(local)
AUD $150,000
2400m SOFT

Rmhc Sydney (Bm78)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: BM78
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. CADRE DU NOIR (USA) 6yo G
WAR FRONT (USA) - DYNAMIC FEATURE (USA)
JAMES MCDONALD
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$5.00
60.0kg
Phoenix Thoroughbred

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2nd 4. SO UNITED (AUS) 5yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - MAGLISSA (AUS)
MS RACHEL KING
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$7.50
56.5kg
Blueblood Thoroughbreds (Mgr: Mrs C Walsh), B B T Maglissa No.2 (Mgr: Mrs C Walsh), Mrs D A Loreto, S H Ly, Kingstoqueens Racing (Mgr: Miss C A Maiden), V G Harink, Dj Price, P Crossley, J Zammit, T C Delahunty, D Kavanagh, J Hicks & A Singh

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3rd 2. OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) 7yo G
CAMELOT (GB) - MISS MARIDUFF (USA)
DYLAN GIBBONS
KRIS LEES
$6.00
57.0kg
Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L Murrell), Four All Racing, Ms A Hong, D Doyle, Goldfinger Racing, Ms C McGee, Dynasty Sin City 3, B Paterson, W Scudds, Krusty Dave, Not First You're Last, S Tuite, D Miles, Mrs R McIntosh, A Grant-Taylor, Majeanious, D Forward, Lads From The Gong, Candidate & L Papa

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4th 3. PHILIPSBURG (NZ) 5yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - SAINT MARTINS (NZ)
WINONA COSTIN
JAMES PONSONBY
$9.00
60.0kg

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5th 8. KITZBUHEL (USA) 5yo G
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - NEBRASKA (USA)
TYLER SCHILLER
T P DONNELLY
$13.00
52.5kg

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6th 9. OUR BAMBINO (AUS) 6yo G
FIORENTE (IRE) - RARE DIAMOND (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
R & L PRICE
$16.00
54.5kg
7th 11. FINE WEATHER (AUS) 5yo G
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) - CELTIC CUTIE (IRE)
KATHY O'HARA
MARK STEWART
$31.00
53.0kg

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8th 5. MARAKOPA (NZ) 6yo G
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - VIENNETTA (NZ)
LOUISE DAY
ROBERT QUINN
$6.50
56.0kg

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9th 7. FOREST DIAMOND (NZ) 4yo M
REDWOOD (GB) - DARYA YE NOOR (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
BEN BRISBOURNE
$9.00
54.5kg

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10th 6. YGGDRASIL (NZ) 5yo M
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - ACCIDENTALLYINLOVE (NZ)
WILLIAM PIKE
CHRIS WALLER
$7.50
55.0kg

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